Landlord/Tenant

Please note that you may download and print A Practical Guide for Tenants and Landlordsprovided by the State Courts Website.

When filing a Landlord / Tenant Case in the 78th District Court, you must submit the following

IF THERE IS ONE DEFENDANT:

  • Summons Packet
  • Complaint Packet
  • Original Notice to Quit (7 Day or 30 Day Notice) plus two (2) copies.
  • Three (3) copies of the Lease, Rental Agreement, Land Contract or Sheriff’s Deed, if you have one.
  • A self-addressed stamped envelope.
  • A stamped envelope addressed to Defendant.
  • Certified Check or Money Order made payable to “78th District Court” for Filing Fee (see Fee Schedule).

IF THERE ARE TWO OR MORE DEFENDANTS:

  • Summons Packet, Complaint Packet, Original Notice to Quit (7 Day or 30 Day Notice) as listed above PLUS two (2) additional copies of each for every additional Defendant. (EXAMPLE: For two (2) Defendants, you need the Summons and Complaint Packet plus two (2) additional copies, the Original Notice to Quit plus four (4) copies, and five (5) copies of the Lease, etc.)
  • A self-addressed stamped envelope.
  • A stamped envelope addressed to each Defendant.
  • Certified Check or Money Order made payable to “78th District Court” for Filing Fee (see Fee Schedule).

*Court Forms may be accessed and downloaded from the State Court Administrative Office.